October 2014 Special Speaker – Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin

Meeting Topic

Principles, Patterns, and Practices


The last ten years have seen remarkable progress in software development technology.  This progress includes design principles, design patterns, and agile practices.  This keynote summarizes and integrates these areas of progress, describes some of the accomplishments and failures, and then looks to what might be next.

Speaker – Robert “Uncle Bob” Martin

Robert C. Martin, aka, Uncle Bob has been a software professional since 1970 and an international software consultant since 1990. He has worked in various capacities on hundreds of software projects. In 2001, he initiated the meeting of the group that created Agile Software Development from Extreme Programming techniques and served as the first chairman of the Agile Alliance.  He is also a leading member of the Worldwide Software Craftsmanship Movement - Clean Code.

He has authored "landmark" books on Agile Programming, Extreme Programming, UML, Object-Oriented Programming, C++ Programming and most recently Clean Code and Clean Coder.
He has written, directed and produced numerous "Code Casts" videos for software professionals.

Robert has published dozens of articles in various trade journals, and is a regular speaker at international conferences and trade shows.


Eventbrite - CONDG Presents Robert

Pre-registration is required to attend, there will NOT be tickets sold at the event.


Thursday, 10/16/2014, 5:30 – 8:00pm


Marcus Crosswoods Cinema
200 Hutchinson Ave
Columbus, OH 43235

Construction notice: There is ongoing road and ramp construction on the I-270 and Rt23 exit. Plan for delays and extra traffic in the area.

In Partnership With

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises


September 2014 Announcement – Architecting the Internet of Things

Meeting Topic

Architecting the Internet of Things


There is undoubtedly a lot of hype around the Internet of Things, with a flood of products and services coming to market. Examples range from devices for tracking personal activities, to monitoring your home, your car, your business, or even the world. So how do these work behind the scenes? In this presentation we’ll discuss a real-world activity tracking system in detail: how it is designed and architected using various cloud components, and how its architecture has evolved over time so that it can scale for higher capacity at a lower cost. We will also discuss the many lessons learned along the way, as well as plans for the future

Speaker – Vince Fabro & Nick Martin

Vince Fabro is the Practice Manager of the Enterprise Microsoft Solutions practice at Cardinal Solution’s Columbus, Ohio, branch.  Vince loves building things and fixing things, and working with teams to achieve success.  He’s been applying those passions to the IT industry for well over 20 years now – the past 20 as a consultant wearing many hats (developer, trainer, architect, mentor, manager).  As a former certified trainer he has enjoyed training hundreds of students, and has presented technology topics at IT conferences and user groups for many years.  Vince has specialized in Microsoft’s .Net technology stack for more than a decade now, and is always striving to learn more effective ways to build applications that solve challenging IT problems.  Vince attended The Ohio State University to earn both his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and his Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering.  He thoroughly enjoys his work, as well as bicycling, skiing, and traveling with his family. 

Nick Martin is a senior consultant at Cardinal Solutions, with 10 years of experience developing and architecting enterprise applications.  Nick is passionate about helping clients get the most out of their development efforts through following best practices and Agile processes.  He also helps lead an internal development user group to help bring out the passions and share the expertise of his colleagues.  He recently started his toughest project to date: developing a decent human being (fatherhood).

Pizza/Geek Dinner

Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. A Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting at The Pub at 1554 Polaris Parkway,
Columbus, Ohio 43240


Thursday, 9/25/2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm


Microsoft Office – Columbus

Please Note: Because of fire code, the Microsoft facility will only accommodate 100 people.


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Annual Sponsor - Improving Enterprises

Annual Sponsor - Cardinal Solutions

Our Meeting Sponsors:



Sponsor - AppDynamics

Sponsor - Sogeti

Generous thanks to Microsoft for giving us the meeting space.

Sponsor - Microsoft

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Sponsor - JetBrains



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